The votes are in. Kerry/Edwards won by a huge margin in the election held right here at Knitting Doctor. The turnout wasn’t huge, but the mandate was clear: 15 for K/E, 6 for B/C. That means Kerry got somewhere around 70% of the popular vote.
Too bad the real world doesn’t mirror knitting blogs. Clearly, knit bloggers, and knit blog readers, are smarter than the average American.
I’m looking forward to 2008. Once W. screws things up even more that he already has, voters will most certainly put an intelligent woman or man in the White House. Until then, we all can take comfort in the fact that America has endured worse.
Now back to our regularly scheduled knitting blog.
I finally got the body of the purple sweater blocked. Here is a picture of the pinning ceremony. You can see my handy-dandy steamer in the background, waiting for its turn. Take note of my lovely home-made blocking board.
And here everything is ready to get steamed:
The lace detail:
Here’s where I am on the first sleeve. After I blocked and measured the back pieces, the armhole is a bit larger than the measurements given in the pattern, so I will need to adjust the sleeve width a bit to match. Last time I knit a sweater, I didn’t take this into consideration; this error led to an awful lot of swearing in the Knitting Doctor household.
In case you thought I am hiding the green striped socks from you, here are a couple of pictures. I finished the short row heel and am on my way up the cuff. This turned out better than I expected. It looks a little big on my foot because it is intended for my Bigfooted husband. He refused to model because he was too busy sobbing over election results.
I’m off to watch the concession speech.